Erasmo Ramírez
P TB
3 days ago

Ramirez will head back to the bullpen when Blake Snell gets recalled from Triple-A Durham to start Wednesday against the Pirates, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez nearly earned his second quality start of the year against Cincinnati this week, but has otherwise struggled to the tune of a 6.05 ERA as a starter. With the left-handed Snell on his way back up, and likely to stay, Ramirez will return to long relief, though he'll always be a candidate for a spot start if the Rays need one.

Erasmo Ramírez
P TB
7 days ago

Ramirez (4-2) gave up two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out six over 5.1 innings in a win over the Reds on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old bounced back in a major way following an implosion at Detroit his last time out (eight earned runs, nine hits over 4.2 innings). Scott Schebler accounted for the only two hits off Ramirez, with one leaving the yard. Manager Kevin Cash has not given any indication that the Rays will skip a starter the next time through the rotation even with two off days coming up over the next week, but those days off will afford them the option to skip Ramirez if the bullpen is taxed.

Erasmo Ramírez
P TB
2 weeks ago

Ramirez (3-2) allowed 10 runs -- eight earned -- on nine hits and two walks while striking out just two batters over 4.2 innings during Friday's loss to Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez has been a swingman for the Rays with seven starts and 12 relief appearances. It makes his fantasy value difficult to peg, and Friday's disastrous outing certainly didn't help. Ramirez has flashed upside, but his inconsistent role hinders his usefulness in virtual settings. It's probably best to utilize him as a streaming option or low-priced flier in daily contests when Tampa Bay draws a favorable matchup. If he sticks in the rotation for another turn, Ramirez takes an underwhelming 5.17 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 6.8 K/9 into his next start against Cincinnati.

Erasmo Ramírez
P TB
2 weeks ago

Ramirez didn't factor into the decision Saturday against the Athletics, giving up three earned runs on 10 hits and a walk over 5.1 innings. He struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez threw 66 of his 93 pitches for strikes and notched 16 swings-and-misses overall, but the A/s managed to put good wood on the ball when they did make contact. Tampa roped a trio of two-baggers against the right-hander over his time on the mound, although Ramirez did avoid the long ball for the first time in the last three starts. The 27-year-old has provided mixed results while serving as a starter, and he's now carrying a 4.20 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and a 39:9 K:BB over 49.1 innings.

Erasmo Ramírez
P TB
3 weeks ago

Ramirez allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk, while striking out five, over 4.2 innings Sunday during Tampa Bay's 7-1 loss to Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez has been between a reliever role and sliding into the starting rotation since April, and his latest start clearly was nothing special, as he failed to get through five innings. The 27-year-old has made four consecutive starts in his normal turn, so it appears he is here to stay in Tampa Bay's rotation. He has a 5.01 ERA as a starter, with a 3.05 mark out of the bullpen.

Erasmo Ramírez
P TB
1 month ago

Ramirez didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 10-8 win over the Rangers, giving up four earned runs on six hits and a walk over 2.1 innings. He also recorded a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

After having unexpectedly worked an inning in Sunday's 15-inning marathon win over the Twins, Ramirez was right back out there Monday as originally planned. However, he ran into early trouble, giving up three runs in the first on a Nomar Mazara double and Rougned Odor sacrifice fly and then surrendering a Joey Gallo 432-foot solo home run in the second. Ramirez lasted just 43 pitches overall and will look to regroup in time for a weekend tilt against the Mariners in his next scheduled start.

Erasmo Ramírez
P TB
1 month ago

Ramirez pitched a perfect 15th inning Sunday with two strikeouts to record the save in the Rays' 8-6 win over the Twins. Ramirez will still start Monday at the Rangers despite this relief appearance, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The extended affair drained Tampa Bay of seven pitchers before they called upon the next day's scheduled starter for an unexpected closure. Ramirez probably will be capped for innings and/or pitches to some degree against Texas. However, the fact that he lines up for two starts during the coming week, capped off by a favorable scheduled road tilt with the Mariners on Sunday, still makes him a decent double dip option.

Erasmo Ramírez
P TB
1 month ago

Ramirez (3-0) limited the Angels to two runs on four hits and a walk over six innings in Wednesday's win, though he struck out just two.

EDGE Analysis

The early returns from Ramirez retaking his spot in Tampa's rotation have been quite positive, as he's turned in a pair of solid outings. There's some good luck baked into his current 3.00 ERA and 0.89 WHIP, but even if he gets hit with some regression, Ramirez may be able to find a home on a wide variety of fantasy rosters in today's pitching-starved environment.

Erasmo Ramírez
P TB
1 month ago

Ramirez (2-0) allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out five over 5.1 innings, but received no decision Friday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Ramirez had a solid outing against a strong Yankees lineup, but the Rays offense was unable to give him much run support, leaving him with a no decision. Although he's been a strong option out of the bullpen, he's allowed just two runs in nine 9.1 innings over the two starts he received. He's a good option to have in leagues in which he can be started when he's given an occasional start. His next start has yet to be determined.

Erasmo Ramírez
P TB
1 month ago

Ramirez will start Friday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Ramirez has been used for extended stretches as a reliever, he's started just one game this season. In his single start, which came against the Orioles, he threw four shutout innings and logged three strikeouts. He'll take on a high-scoring Yankees squad Friday.